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're in very close contact with countries like turkey and jordan. that immediately border syria and have an impact and obviously, israel, which is having grave concerns, as we do, for example, about movements of chemical weapons that might occur in such a chaotic atmosphere. it could have an impact on the region as a whole. i'm encouraged to see that the opposition created an umbrella group that may have more cohesion than they have had in the past. my envoys will be traveling and meeting with people. we consider them a legitimate representative of the as operations -- aspirations of the syrian people. it's a broad-based representative group. one of the questions we'll continue to press is making sure that the opposition is committed to a democratic syria, an inclusive syria, a moderate syria. we have seen extremist elements insinuate themselves into the opposition. and one of the things that we have to be on guard about, particularly talking about arming opposition figures, is that we're not indirectly putting arms in the handles of folks who would do americans harm or israelis or othe
: in syria opposition forces are uniting under a new leadership group. the u.s. and other western governments have been pressuring the opposition to form a common front while syria's ongoing civil war is drawing in its neighbors. >>> israel today fired a warning shot into syria after a stray mortar shell hit an israeli military post. no injuries were reported. >>> authorities allowed some residents to return to their homes in indianapolis after a natural gas explosion killed two people. firefighters found two bodies as they sifted through the rubble of homes leveled last night. four other people suffered minor injuries. the explosion damaged three dozen homes, some of them remain offlimits to residents. investigators spent the day looking for what caused the blast. >>> an update now on a story abc-7 news brought you earlier this week. a missing historic clock has been restored. veterans return the clock to its original sight in 1934 the clock was erected in honor of veterans killed in war. but it was cut off its metal base and stolen after a long court battle over its legality on public land.
overseas to the middle east. israel announced that its tanks shot and hit an armored vehicle in syria today. it's the first time the two sides have directly confronted each other since the civil war in syria began almost two years ago, raising the fear that israel could be dragged into the conflict. israel decided to fire after a mortar shell from syria landed in the golan heights. >>> and back here at home, a new headline, discussed around the kitchen table tonight about autism. we know that 1 in 88 children are diagnosed with the disorder, and this new study suggests that about a flu, during a pregnancy, can increase a child's risk. abc's chief medical editor dr. richard besser here with the whole picture. so many pregnant couples are going to be in fear. what do you want to say to them? >> reporter: well, what the study found was that moms who remembered having the flu during pregnancy, the risk of having an autistic child doubled, it went from 1% up to 2%. still very, very small. and this type of study is called an exploratory study. so, it doesn't prove anything, but it says, hey, we n
, brian. >>> and now, we turn overseas to syria, the nation ravaged by fierce rebellion against the dictator, because tonight, the internet in syria has gone dark. one network service provider says syria completely vanished off the internet radar today. you can see the drastic drop, just before 12:30 p.m. in damascus. and rebel forces say the syrian government is behind the blackout and they fear it could mean a new round of fierce attacks are coming. cell phone service has also been interrupted. >>> and a big celebration among palestinians today. a little girl with the flag painted on her face. cheering in gaza and the west bank. they are celebrating the vote at the united nations, including palestine as an observer state. palestine will not be a full voting member of the u.n., but could be allowed to join some u.n. groups and the international criminal court. the united states and israel had strongly opposed the move, saying it could complicate peace efforts. but the vote passed by a wide margin. >>> and, still ahead here on "world news," our year-long investigation, the leade
'll look at the numbers coming up. >> ama: also coming up, another attack in syria, the government uprisings and the civilians are beginning to get the aid they'd need. >> the political fight brewing in oakland where one candidate >> a blast in dam mass a tore through several buildings and injured 12 people. the close comes -- the explosion comes after the red cross delivered aid to civilians in their homes. homes have been the center of some of the worst fighting since the uprising began in march last year. >> a campaign mailer is leading to threats of a lawsuit voofling a candidate for oakland city attorney. jane brunner held a press conference today to condemn what she calls, quote, the outrageous lie in a campaign mailer from appointed city attorney barbara parker. it claims brunner has been suspended from practicing law which she says is not true and will file a libel suit against parker. >> there was a short period when i was running for city cowj in 18995 i was not practicing law and was not active, but i was not suspended. >> parker's campaign consultant claims brunner's cl
in sierra. more than 100 tons of aid destined for syria left from iraq today. it's to be the first of its kind from iraq to syria. some 2.5 syrians are in need of aid since the civil war. more than 4,000 syrians have fled to near by countries. >>> more than 60 years ago as world war ii was drawing to a close, an army colonel wrote a story. and wrote music. for decades it was dormant but this week the u.s. army band performed the work, giving the composer his first chance to here the work. >> my name is harold van huglen, and my age is 93. i'm a veteran of world war ii. in 1945 i was stationed in new orleans, louisiana at the new orleans army airbase, and i was an instructor. the peace in europe had already been written in april of that year. so they said we can do anything we want to. i decided to write a symphony. during those 70 years when it sat on the shelf, i would look at it every once in a while and think, why isn't this being played? >> my brother and i came upon the bound copy of the symphony. i talked with senator carl, a senator from michigan where my dad lives. senator levin w
. new worries this morning that israel is being drawn more deeply into the civil war in syria. the israeli military says tanks scored a direct hit on syrian targets, after a stray mortar fell into the golden heights. the syrian conflict has spilled into turkey, jordan and lebanon, with deadly consequences there. >>> this morning, secretary of state hillary clinton has arrived in australia for a summit on strengthening defense ties and fighting cyber threats from other countries, including china. president obama travels to asia later this week for historic visits to myanmar and cambodia. >>> former vice presidential candidate paul ryan has confirmed reports that election night results took the romney camp completely by surprise. ryan told our milwaukee station that the campaign was well-run. but in the end, it was not enough. he says reality finally sank in when they lost ohio. >> the polling we had, the numbers we were looking at, looked like we stood a pretty good chance of winning. so, when the numbers came in, you know, going the other direction, and we saw the kind of turn
be bad news all around. already this region is destabilized. you've got this ongoing civil war in syria. you've got tensions in lebanon and that brings in hezbollah. and now with these post-arab spring democracies, these countries are much more answerable to their people. and if their people see that this situation in gaza is untenable and if they start to take to the streets, to protest against their leaders, if it enflames the arab street more than it has in the past, that would cause more instability. >> but at this point, what is the u.s. obligation to israel, for defense in this situation, but also, what kind of pressure to exert? >> reporter: the u.s. has this historic agreement to defend israel and stand by israel. what it hopes to be able to do is encourage israel not to cause too many civilian casualties, like what happened last time. but beyond that, the united states is not going to get involved on the ground. >> where do you place the odds that hamas will listen to the egyptians and, indeed, there will be a cease-fire? >> reporter: i think it's going to take some time. but t
that move since. morsi is showing no signs, though, of backing down. >>> and with the conflict in syria showing no signs of ending, the obama administration is reportedly considering deeper intervention there. this morning's "new york times" says no decisions have been made. but several options are being looked at, including providing arms to anti-government fighters. a decision on whether to deploy surface-to-air missiles in neighboring areas is likely next week. >>> and a major milestone is expected at the u.n. today, when the general assembly votes to give statehood to the palestinians. this comes despite strong opposition for u.s. officials over fears that such a move could harm peace negotiations with israel. palestinian leaders view the vote as a step towards global recognition. >>> and it turns out, mitt romney is going to the white house after all. the former republican candidate is meeting president obama for lunch in the private dining room. mr. obama had promised in his victory speech that he would reach out to his rival. while in washington, romney will sit down with his for
. let's go. >> abc news, new york. >> ama: rebel forces in syria have reportedly taken control of an airport along the bored irwith iraq. opposition fighters have overrun the airport. the airport has been turned into a military base during the 20-month conflict that left more than 36,000 people dead. at least four rebels were dmild the attack. >>> a mass shooting during the new twilight movie is averted in missouri, thanks to quick-thinking mom. the 20-year-old man is behind bars. police say he had guns, ammunition, and a movie ticket. his target, the sunday showing of the twilight movie, "breaking dawn part 2" blake's mom warned police her son was planning a copycat shooting in the batman movie when a gunman killed 12 people in a movie theater. his mom says blake was mentally and i will off his medication. his friends are shocked. >> shocked. he was in our house. i was really close to him. i helped him clean his ruffles. >> he is charm evidence with assault, making a thorist threat and armed criminal action. >> a search continued today from the sea and sky for two workers miss
, the bloody civil war in syria rages on. 20 people have been killed after warplanes damaged a hospital in aleppo. one of the last remaining sources for medical care, for civilians who endured months of attacks by their own government. >>> and back here at home, a scare for people flying from cape cod to the island of nantucket. a large bird crashed through their plane's windshield. but the pilot stayed calm enough to make a quick turnaround and land safely. no one was hurt. >>> and a developing story overnight. dozens of inmate at a prison in york, pennsylvania, had to be rushed to the hospital after a carbon monoxide leak. the source of the leak remains a mystery. but at this hour, we're told all of the inmates are expected to recover. >>> and a bankruptcy judge says hostess can go out of business, of the company failed to reach a deal with striking workers. 15,000 jobs will be cut immediately. but potential buyers have already expressed interest in picking up some of the company's iconic products like twinkies and great cakes. >>> the chef millions have come to know and love as mr. f
. >>> and dramatic video here from the civil war raging in syria. rebels claim to have shot down the military helicopter you see here with a surface-to-air missile. also, today, at least 34 people were killed in twin car bombings near the capital of damascus. >>> and the florida socialite caught up in the cia sex scandal is fighting back, trying to reclaim her reputation. attorneys for jill kelley are accusing a new york businessman of defaming kelley, suggesting she try to use her connections to general david petraeus to broker a foreign business deal. kelley's legal team claiming government sources are responsible for leaks to the media about kelley's personal life. >>> and a frightening case of road rage in oakland, california. take a look. a pair of men pulling up to a couple, recording their reckless driving. and as you can see here, one of the men waved a gun. the other tried to jump into the couple's car, shooting at them. but then missing. the men were arrested a few hours later. >>> if you thought traveling for thanksgiving was expensive, brace yourself for the coming christmas trave
. >>> and overseas, the u.s. could be getting more involved in the civil war in syria. "the new york times" is reporting the obama administration is considering options, including arming the rebel fighters there who have made progress in recent days in battling bashar al assad's forces. >>> and more trouble for president obama's expected nominee for secretary of state. susan collins says she will not back rice for the job, until more questions on the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya are answered. collins said if president obama nominates senator john kerry instead, he would have no trouble winning confirmation. >>> and breaking news out of new york. lindsay lohan has been arrested again, after a fight at a nightclub here in the city early this morning. she is facing assault charges for allegedly punching a woman in the face. police are not saying how long they intend to keep her in custody. lohan was banned from the club, in fact, earlier this year. police say the woman lohan hit was not arrested. >>> and zig ziglar, the motivational speaker/author, who inspired millions for decades,
reporting direct hits on syrian targets as syria's violence spills across more borders. >> yes, indeed. >>> also ahead, there's word from france this year's champagne harvest is the worst in 40 years. uh-oh, bad news for the french economy and bubbly lovers everywhere. heartbreaking news with new year's a few weeks away. people like a little bubbly on the 31st. do you like champagne? >> oui, oui-oui. >> oui-oui? [ speaking french ] i like some champagne. >> impressed. paula, very nice. au revoir. >> that's the extent of it. [ speaking french ] >> means shut your mouth, please. >> i'll be quiet. >> i should tell that to myself. >>> and then it's that time of year, fall fix-up and clean-up. we're going to have some of the best gadgets to help you get the job done. >> what job would that be? >> cleaning up. >> we begin with the major development in the unfolding scandal surrounding david petraeus. general john allen who's the top military commander of nato forces in afghanistan, well, he's now being investigated by the pentagon for sending inappropriate e-mails to the whistleblower in thi
.s. officials call the u.n.'s recognition a new obstacle to peace. >>> and at this hour, much of syria is now cut off from the outside world, as the bloody civil war there intensifies. internet service has been down for more than 24 hours. no planes are flying into or out of the capital, damascus. cell phone service also down. government and rebel forces blame each other for the outages. >>> finally, turns out even michael jordan can't break all the rules. a miami country club, at least attempted to show the six-time nba champion the door, banning him because he dared to wear cargo shorts that had many pockets on them, violating a bermuda short only dress code. jordan was on the 12th hole when he was asked to change. when he refused, he was asked to leave and never return. but he is michael jordan. so he decided to play out the 18 before he left. >> who knew cargo shorts were controversial? >> pockets. pockets. >> too many pockets, i guess. >>> now, the stalemate in washington over the fiscal cliff. everyone's taxes are set to go up in just over a month if congress and the white house fail to
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